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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
US businesses are rapidly adopting hyperconverged systems as a way to streamline IT and storage operations, and in some cases as a bridge to software-defined storage, researchers find.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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6 SSD Myths Debunked
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Solid-state drives are still gaining traction, despite misconceptions that have dogged the technology. We separate fact from fiction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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3 Ways To Avoid Cloud Cost Overruns
Robbie Wright, Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommvaultCommentary
Implementing cloud infrastructure is supposed to save money, but can lead to costly surprises if you're not careful.
By Robbie Wright Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, Commvault,
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Even In Software-Defined Storage, Hardware Matters
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Today, storage is mostly all about software, but Pure Storage's FlashArray//m proves that hardware still plays a big role.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SD-WAN Gaining Traction
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
IHS Infonetics survey finds that many enterprises plan to buy software-defined WAN technology with an eye on streamlining WAN operations.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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7 Super Cloud Storage And File-Sharing Platforms
Network Computing and Interop, Author
Cloud sync-and-share services can help businesses reduce on-site equipment, improve backup and compliance, and foster worker collaboration. Find out which platforms are enterprise-worthy.
By Network Computing and Interop Author,
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Gartner All-Flash Array Magic Quadrant: A Bad Influence
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The market analyst firm's Magic Quadrant for all-flash storage arrays is based on criteria that hamstring vendors and reduce customer choice.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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The Hyperconvergence Craze: More Than Hype
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Survey shows that VDI remains a top use case for hyperconverged infrastructure, and a need for efficiency rather than frustration with legacy storage is driving interest in the technology.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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MagicBands & Challenging The Storage Status Quo
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
Enterprise data centers can take a cue from Disney's innovative wearable by breaking away from old processes with scale-out storage and object-based storage.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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EMC Open Sources ViPR With Eye On Software Future
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Storage heavyweight prepares for industry shift to software-defined storage by open sourcing its storage controller.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Network Computing Editors, Education
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Rethinking All-Flash Hyperconverged Appliances
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Combining all-flash and hyperconvergence isn't such a bad idea after all, Howard Marks says after seeing Atlantis Computing's appliance.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Facebook Breaks New Ground In Cold Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Here's how Facebook is taking an innovative approach to storing billions of user photos in its data centers.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Big Data For IT Operations: Data Lakes Or Data Warehouse?
John Miecielica, Director of Product Management, TeamQuestCommentary
IT operations itself can benefit from the promise of big data analytics, but choosing the right data storage ecosystem is essential.
By John Miecielica Director of Product Management, TeamQuest,
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Does OpenStack Stack Up For The Enterprise?
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Some OpenStack projects are more mature than others, leaving gaps when it comes to enterprise applications.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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